Biblical Interpretation and Middle East Policy: The Promised by Irvine H. Anderson

Biblical Interpretation and Middle East Policy: The Promised by Irvine H. Anderson

By Irvine H. Anderson

Irvine Anderson's provocative argument--that fundamentalist interpretations of the Christian Bible have helped create a cultural predisposition that favors returning the Jewish humans to the "promised land"--offers a huge point of view on British and American international coverage towards Israel. He asserts that tales approximately provides of land to the Hebrew humans and the "Second Coming of Christ" have made it more straightforward for Zionist and pro-Israel lobbies to be powerful in either countries.

            beginning with research of Armageddon theology and the Biblical passages on which those rules were dependent, Anderson exhibits how they've been disseminated all through pop culture from the nineteenth century onward, via Sunday college educating, novels, and television evangelism. He then examines the origins of the Balfour announcement, the travails of the British Mandate within the Thirties, and Truman's determination to hurriedly realize the newly proclaimed nation of Israel--emphasizing the president's Baptist historical past and intimate wisdom of the Bible. Anderson additionally discusses the idea that built after international conflict II that Israel was once a strategic best friend in a perilous a part of the area and he exhibits that on the time no genuine countervailing strength existed. one of the citizens in either nice Britain and the U.S., there has been little normal wisdom of Islam, Arabs, or the center East and restricted knowing of the significance of fit kin with pleasant oil-producing states.

            including new info to our figuring out of pro-Israel companies, Anderson illustrates the linkages that built within the final a part of the twentieth century among pro-Israel lobbies and the non secular correct. whereas acknowledging that this alliance isn't the in simple terms cause that the yank executive helps the go back of Jews to Palestine, he exhibits that the impression of conservative teachings and ideology on coverage is and has been profound.

            This debatable booklet provides a finished and persuasive dialogue of the effect of Christian Zionism within the twentieth century. it is important to historians, sociologists, political scientists, and others attracted to the Arab-Israeli conflict. 



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70 The second memorial was perhaps the more significant. It was addressed to President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 at the time Wilson was considering a British request to approve issuance of what became known as the Balfour Declaration. Blackstone had developed a close relationship with a number of active Ameri- Chapter 1: Biblical Criticism and the Rise of Fundamentalism 29 can Zionists, including Louis Brandeis and Nathan Straus, the owner of R. H. Macy. 71 The story of this memorial and the impact that it may have had will be taken up in chapter 3.

5 Sunday schools, of course, focus a great deal of time on children between the ages of five and ten. Sunday schools originated in late eighteenth-century England as spontaneous local attempts to simply educate working-class children to read and write, frequently using the Bible as a text. 6 His resulting promotion of Sunday schools through his newspaper had significant impact and earned him the reputation (perhaps unwarranted) of being the originator of popular education. ”7 The early schools were quite informal, and teachers were not well trained.

And the rest were killed by the sword of the rider on the horse. (Revelation 19:19–21) The devil is also captured, and he is thrown into a bottomless pit, and Christ rules for 1,000 years of peace—the millennium. At the end of 1,000 years, the devil escapes and gathers an army to challenge Christ. [Then] fire came down from heaven and consumed them. And the devil . . was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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